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Death Of Liam Devaney, Hillview Drive, Thurles

It was with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Tuesday 15th August 2017, of Tipperary sporting legend Mr Liam Devaney, Hillview Drive, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, and formerly of Lower Main Street, Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

A prominent member of the celebrated Co. Tipperary hurling team that brought home the Liam MacCarthy Cup four times in five seasons and who personally held five All-Ireland hurling medals, Mr Devaney passed away, following a short illness yesterday; aged 82 years.

Mr Devaney first made his debut on the inter-county scene at the age of sixteen; then selected for the Tipperary Minor Team. Following two undefeated Championship Seasons, winning back-to-back All-Ireland Medals in 1952 and 1953, he was added to the Tipperary Senior Panel, during the 1954 Championship.

Over the course of the following fourteen seasons, Mr Devaney became one of Tipperary’s most versatile players, winning five All-Ireland Medals beginning in 1958, and followed by four further Championship wins in five seasons, between the years 1961 and 1965.

Mr Devaney also won eight Munster medals, eight National Hurling League medals and was named ‘Hurler of the Year’, in 1961. He played his last game for the Premier County (Tipperary) in October of 1968.

His passing yesterday is most deeply regretted by his beloved wife Hannie; daughters Siobhan, Louise, Carolanne, Valerie and Claire; son Seamus; grandchildren; great grandchild; family members; extended relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Devaney will repose at Kennedy’s Funeral Home, Borrisoleigh, Thurles, on Friday evening next, August 18th, from 5.00pm to 8.00pm.

Removal will take place to the Church of The Sacred Heart, Borrisoleigh, Thurles on Saturday August 19th, for Requiem Mass at 11.00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Brigid’s cemetery Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Note Please: Family flowers only, however donations, if desired, to the Irish Heart Foundation.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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